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was the first american city to develop a water system and to take on as a municipal responsibility water delivery to all of its citizens. when william penn laid out the city, he actually chose a spot of land that had a lot of groundwater. however, by 1730, 30,000 people lived within the first seven blocks of philadelphia, next to the delaware river. well, 30,000 people caused filth in the city and polluted their water sources. the groundwater was not potable. and in one year, 1/6 of the population died of yellow fever. now, they didn't know at the time that yellow fever was carried by mosquitoes. but the health issue was major in that first movement to build a water system. narrator: so they set out to find the cleanest source of water. although the majority of philadelphia's water now comes from the delaware river, early engineers found that development along the waterfront was causing pollution. so their search led them to the nearby schuylkill river. philadelphia developed technologies to pump water from the river into the city. these technologies established engineering concepts that
and work by gravity." and that's what new york city did. they first went to the hudson highlands, but 150 years later, it went to the delaware highlands. and really diverted the water that normally went to philadelphia to new york city. i don't think they anticipated that. narrator: the majority of new york city's drinking water comes from watersheds in upstate new york. a watershed is the area of land where water from rain or snow melt drains downhill into a body of water. mountains act as a funnel to feed rivers and lakes. and in this case, reservoirs. in the new york city system, water is collected and stored in 19 reservoirs, which can hold more than a year's supply -- over 580 billion gallons of water. almost all of the system is fed by gravity, without the use of energy-consuming pumps. valves open to regulate the flow into the 85-mile-long delaware aqueduct -- the longest tunnel in the world. at hillview reservoir... the water is partitioned into another giant tunnel system. where it travels deep below manhattan. the pressure built up by gravity from the mountains pushes the water
here in maryland. a big mess is left to clean up in one spot, ocean city, we first began reporting the problems as san day made her way to landfall. tim is live. >> reporter: the freezing rain has let up a bit. we are getting it on and off and the wind gusts that you saw yesterday are gone. sandy was the uponster that we all -- monster that we all feared. it's going to take days to determine the devastation. millions of americans are waking up impacted. 5million americans are without power this morning. new york city, lower manhattan devastated, encountered severe flooding, stock exchange is not going to open today. new jersey, parts of new jersey are completely under water. people needing to be rescued and evacuated. one hospital in lower manhattan had to be evacuated. small babies. it was a devastating storm, enormous surge, 13 feet in new york city. people stranded all throughout the region and 8 states that are going to have snow. >> tim, where you are in ocean city, maryland, there at the point of the atlantic ocean, you are trapped there. there was a mandatory evacuation set
for today's trivia. in 1962, which city hosted its first-ever world series games? a. kansas city b. minneapolis c. san francisco the answer still to come this midday! time for sports. the white sox have shuffled the front office with some familiar faces. kenny williams and rick hahn have both been promoted. williams will now oversee baseball operations as executive vice president, while hahn becomes the new general manager. williams has been the g-m for 13 years, and constructed the 2005 world series team. now he'll deal with off- the- field issues, like boosting attendance. hahn most recently served as assistant g-m, and has been pursued by many teams over the years. he'll immediately have to make decisions on free agents like jake peavy, a-j pierzynski, and kevin youkilis. the tigers trying to even the world series against the giants. it scoreless with no outs in the second inning. delmon young grounds one down the line. prince fielder is sent home from first base, but the relay throw is on time and he's out. still no score in the seventh brandon crawford grounds into a double p
as the birth place of bluegrass, and it's called the city of firsts. however, this week's vice presidential debate is not the first for the city of danville, kentucky. population just over 16,000. spotlight is not just on the city, but it's on vice president joe biden. comedian and political podcast host, man, your title gets longer every week, ben gleeb is here now. don't screw this up. you're on probation. >> i'll do my best, no promises. >> what can we expect from this debate from joe biden. all the president bush is on him following the president aes performance during his own debate which was not great. >> this is true. i think he needs to tell the american peel he can't be blamed for the top of his ticket and i think he needs to make sure he doesn't make many of his usual biden gaffes. hopefully he doesn't accidentally call paul ryan ryan paul or confuse him with paul rudd, tell him he was great in "40-year-old virgin." on the flip side i think paul rayan doesn't need to fall into the sarah palin trap and refer to joe as o'biden. and perhaps if biden wants to actually have some facts
on that in a moment. >>> first, in new york city the subway system remains crippled after heavy flooding caused what officials say the worst damage in its 108-year history. and no one knows when it will be up and running again. >>> let's go back to new jersey. there were countless rescues and evacuations. and for some the realization that they were no match for mother nature. >> terrible. it was awful. it was the worst thing i ever saw. the waters came down like crazy. we were sorry we stayed. >> worst thing i ever saw. a lot of people are saying that. let's go to katherine craig from our new york station wnbc. she's live in lower manhattan. katherine, one of the big issues down there, the power is out, hundreds of thousands of people affected. >> exactly. >> reporter: it will take days to get power restored. what workers are doing out here, you see consolidated edison workers here trying to restore power. some other crews are also trying to pump out water from the basements of office buildings. something you really don't see in lower manhattan n financial area. you don't see the sump pumps pumping,
to fight obesity. if it passes, richmond would become the first city to impose just a tax on businesses. the town hall meeting starts at 7:00 in richmond. >>> let's quickly check in with sal, see what's happening in the commute. >> let's go out and show -- let's take a look at the commute. 880, a little bit slow as you come through. bay bridge toll plaza that is backed up for a 20-minute delay. if you are in san jose, northbound 101 you will see some slow traffic there. let's go back to the studio. we have fock out there. once that fog burns off and then sunny. a little cooler. we look for rain. so the ra paid looks -- so the parade looks okay. all eyes on sandy. that's off the chart. it's incredible how strong this system is getting stronger. >> how -- >> the eye is almost 25 miles wide. winds, out 1 -- storm winds out 500 miles. >> wow. >> okay. well, that's our report for this morning. we thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you the mex time news breaks. be sure to join the news at noon for more on hurricane sandy as steve said, it's just about to bear down on the ne
. if you are going anywhere, definitely call ahead first. >>> subway system, the city streets, sandy is making a mess of lands marks all over new york city. >> how the super storm took a bite out of one of the buildings in the big apple. . a live shot at the nation's capitol, the capitol building along the mall. see the winds whipping the flags. [ female announcer ] having grands biscuits in the morning is easy. pop them in, go about your business, and in just 15 minutes, your family can enjoy warm fresh from the oven biscuits. pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >>> now, super storm sandy, a live shot in coney island, much of this amusement park, under water is beginning tuesday. a lot of new york and lower manhattan are under water this morning, too. >> new york was hit hard by this storm. the city that never sleeps in the dark, we are talking about roads, subways, they are floo
. tonight, a deadly storm unlike any this city has seen before. for the first time since 9/11, all bridges and tunnels leading in and out of manhatt hathattan closed down. the city remains eerily dark and quiet tonight after a massive superstorm left half the city without power and partially under water. the historic storm continues to wreak havoc up and down the atlantic tee board from the carolinas to connecticut, claiming at least 13 lives and kaing blackouts and snow storms across the east coast and midwest. terry moran and bill weir will be joining us live from cape may, new jersey, and lake erie, pennsylvania. >>> first we turn to our colleague abc's juju chang who spent the day reporting in lower manhattan and comes to us now from the city's flooded streets. juju, what's the latest? >> reporter: i have to tell you new york felt like a city under siege. we literally had to wade through floodwaters down here in lower manhattan in the mandatory evacuation zone. this storm set the dubious distinction of setting a record storm surge and we watched at its height as the water barrelled ove
. it will be in the first week of november before the new york city subway system. 468 station and 68 plus miles of track can reopen. they have been closed since before the storm. jfk airport will possibly open up. we don't know when la guardia or newark airport will open up back for business. airport in boston started slowly the take off and landings. but the tuesday total of cancellation. 18,000 in one day . a lot of folks lost their homes including more than 100 in a fire in breezy point, queens. the damage could top 20 billion and 20 or 30 billion in lost business. those numbers are huge that experts are hoping could be and might be off set by the cost of a repair and rebuilding. back to you in new york. >> thank you, peter. we told you about atlantic city, but just south of there. parts of ocean city, new jersey boardwalk also swept away . sandy swept away much of the town. we are joined where clean up is under way, stephanie. >> it is bad here in ocean city . the bay on one side and ocean on the other. it looks like i am standing on the beach but we are on the fifth street acess point to the boardw
this city has seen before. for the first time since 9/11, all bridges and tunnels leading in and out of the city are closed down, and this is what manhattan looks like tonight. eerily dark and quiet as this massive superstorm has left half of the city without power and partially under water. at nyu hospital one of the biggest in the city and the country, the backup generators have failed forcing rescue personnel to evacuate patients. this historic storm tonight is wreaking havoc up and down the atlantic seaboard from the carolinas to connecticut, claiming at least ten lives so far. flooding entire towns, causing blackouts across the midatlantic and midwest and snoerms frwstor maryland to tennessee. juju chang spent the day in lower manhattan and comes to us from the dangerously flooded streetings. what is the latest? >> reporter: we've sent much of this evening wading through the floodwaters ofmanhattan, through the evacuation zone, this storm now has the dubious distinction of setting a record for a record storm surge but it's deceptively calm now, not a lot of rain or wind, we're p
will feel it first, but this storm spreads inland a lot. >> reporter: it does. atlantic city, obviously is going to feel it. one of the first places. once that storm continues on, all of the way to ohio, western pennsylvania, even canada. in atlantic city, they're taking it very seriously, some of the businesses have already been boarding up. only emergency vehicles coming all of the way through. other than that, we're really not going to imagine much more than the storm surge. that's the biggest concern here in atlantic city. in 34 years of legalized gambling this is what has happened, shutdown of casinos three times. irene being the last time. we didn't hit that hard enough, right at the coast, from jersey shore up through new york city, long island, you get the bigger numbers. because of the shape of the land, it's going to help that southwest to -- southeast to the northwest flow. other spots will have a surge. we're talking 60 to 80 miles an hour winds in that red area, boston, pittsburgh is included. washington, d.c., even. the purple area all of the way through maine, 40 to 60-mi
jersey, one of the first areas hit by the storm. one of the worst hit areas, ocean city cannot -- ocean city, was evacuated. there were fears of what the high tide might bring. the executive regional chamber of commerce has been talking today. >> we woke up with stand in our streets, debris all over. -- with stand in our streets, debris all over. our community is going to recover, but right now, we are taking a breath to see how bad it is. we had some solar issues that had to be taking care of. people are still not back on the island because we had wires down and trees down and be it -- debris all over. >> you are out in the city now. describe for us what you can see. >> imad 51st and the beach. the -- i am at 51st and the beach. the streets are full of sand. between the ocean and the street, there's not much there. the ocean is breaking right toward the street at high tide. hadof the dunes that we've in the beach replenishment that we've had is gone. luckily, we are in line to get beach replenishment this year, but right now, it is gone. >> michele speaking to me from ocean city. it is
experienced. our first responders have been doing a heroic job protecting our city and saving lives. they are still sitting lives and conducting search and rescue missions and we owe them an enormous debt of gratitude. >> good morning, america -- breaking news, a perfect storm. gregg's america -- >> americans woke up to find it all too real. >> a record-breaking loss of power. >> on manhattan island, they are reeling from what happened. >> there is nothing but you can do. the water is just going to come. it is too strong. you have to stand there and let it happen. >> it is a post apocalyptic scene cars swept down the avenue by the force of the water. debris everywhere. she care of believe what she saw. >> can you describe what happened to? gregg's a lot of water. -- >> i lot of water flowing all over. the transistors are blowing up. >> manhattan is the unusually quiet today. swollen waters rose one began with high tide. -- once again with the high tide. >> this gives you an idea of the massive disruption is still causing. >> the subway is paralyzed. and there are no bosses. -- no bu
, the city first of all they are doing a great job, emergency services. a day in advance, we were able to fit in all the events and functions, but the transportation was a little problem. robert: the owner and operator here at battery garden restaurants. if you are walking around grand central, you may recognize his face from uncle paul's pizza they delivered all the way downtown to our very hungry fox crew. liz: thank you to him. i have been to that wonderful battery gardens restaurant many times. he does a great job, fantastic. thanks to him and all the business owners that who are really putting up the good fight here. speaking of which, you wonder when the markets will start again. will they reopen wednesday? that's the plan right now. you look at the big board and you just see zero, nothing is moving. charlie gasparino was on this story early this morning. >> i think from what i understand it, i'm getting news from exchange officials, there is a 99.9% chance the market ts will be open wednesday. the last thing they want is three days. there's no rule here. we have checked this out. there
in zone a and there are hundreds more in shelters across the city. first i want to thank those who are taking quick action to ensure their own safety and to make it easier for the rest of us. i want to thank all the people that are here working, they are volunteers and doing a phenomenal job and i would like to give everybody a little bit more of an update on the city's preparation for hurricane sandy right now. the hurricane -- earlier today i signed an executive order for t the mandatory evacuation of homes and businesses in -- the low lying coastal areas of the city. to reiterate what are the low-lying areas, zone a included manhattan beach along the east river in brooklyn, all of the rock aways and also hamilton beach and broad channels in queens, all of the coastline in staten island, city island, and another patch of the south bronx, battery park city, and stretches of the the west side water front and of the lower east side village in manhattan. there are two maps on display there, which we have and which we're trying to get. which show the areas as zone a, but the bottom li
of times. this is the first time i've done one in new york city, and it's in a lot of ways a different animal. you learn how fragile a big city can be, a big strong city like this. it's just different, and that surge, as i said, was really something to behold. >> yeah. >> scott cohn, thank you very much. see you later. >>> coming up next, hurricane sandy hitting long island's massapequa hard tonight turning streets into rivers. more on how the storm is ravaging the northeast and how refineries are being affected as well. we'll be back in two minutes. >>> welcome back. sandy has closed several of the region's major refineries. here's a look at the process to reopen these fuel centers. cnbc's sharon epperson has more. >> reporter: getting a refinery back online after a full shutdown due to a hurricane or major storm can be a lengthy multi-phase operation. the first step, returning evacuated personnel to the refinery, could take a few days depending on conditions and surrounding areas. once on location, the crew evaluates the storm damage, like flooding or downed power lines. if the power
and several fires set around the city. the first fire started around 9:00 last night at 19th and mission. by 11 krn 12, there were two more. within a half hour there was yet another fire a block way. take a look at this picture. if you're just e mailed, it's someone tajing a muni bus last night on market street moments later a mob overturned this bus and set it on fire. abc 7 news is live at the hall of justice. vic? >> the mayor calls those troublemakers hoodlums. the district attorney says he'll prosecute those arrested to the fullest. police chief greg sui says he'll have a better plande withn again. a crowd celebrated after watching the game on the big screen. a peaceful, exuberent crowd. the street parties turned bad. trouble makers overturned cars. they stopped traffic on market street. jumping on taxi cabs. any car was fair game. people set off fire works. some in the crowd broke windows of the bus. but what angered the mayor is this. the burning of another bus. >> burning of muni bus cost almost $1 million. we're going to have to find ways to pay for it as a city. >> revelers set
were atlantic city may be the first financial casualty of the storm. atlantic city about the same kind of lump you see in point pleasant beach. according to the public safety director of atlantic city, the city is basically flooded. it looks like it will be worse than the storm of '62, which was monumental. that is the situation in the city and areas surrounding it. members of the two against retailers in the country to see how they are preparing for hurricane sandy. home depot offering 24/7. liz: joining us now, doug spiron. give us a sense how the operations are going here. are you still selling to people who may need emergency supplies? >> we have 75 stores close as a result, authorities are mandating that. 55 locations are currently closed down. david: what do people need most right now? >> is always the flashlights, batteries, things you want to prepare yourself with before the storm actually hits. david: a lot of people didn't take it seriously enough and this is when people are going out. what do they need? >> i was so focused most same items for the supplies. liz: generators ar
a confirmed death. the first in a city. a man in flushing queens when a tree crashed into his house and crushed him. ida of our new york station wnbc, is in lower manhattan. ida, what can you tell us? >> reporter: chris, we're maybe a couple blocks away from the world trade center site and there was significant flooding out here for much of the evening. i'd say from maybe 8:00 up until -- well, right this very moment. check out the flooding here. these are the northbound lanes of the highway. if i walk back here, i'm probably in the deepest area where we are standing, maybe about ten inches of water here. if we look up north, it's a little dark and hard to see and it looks like there's two feet of water in that direction. all in all, the good news is, we've seen a lot of receding. maybe an hour ago this entire area was completely underwater. i would say half an hour ago, i want to show you this cardboard box that barely survived the storm. this was underwater half an hour ago and that's a good 50 feet from where the water is right now. things are starting to recede. at the height of
than the boardwalk at seaside heights and atlantic city, which you may know, the nation's first boardwalk, the birth of the boardwalk in atlantic city when years ago the folks who owned the train cars and hotel along the beach got tired of people tracking sand into the hotels and train cars, let's put a boardwalk there so people's feet will be clean when they get into the hotels and rail cars. that's a piece of history there as this one is here. it will come back. cheryl: one of the things tough to see in new jersey, jeff, so many residents stuck. i know the national guard on the ground yesterday trying to get people out of the homes and in the shelters. is that effort still continuing today, or are pretty much residents evacuated now? >> we just saw at the other end of the island folks going house to house, fire department going house to house. there's people out here. hey, jimmy, spin back around, quickly as you can, we'll leave them with a shot of folks on bicycles. a lot of people, you know, they can't get the cars out. people traverse on bicycle, and that's what ewe see --
to the right. the northeast quadrant is always the worst. so that's what's coming into new york city. rick described what the weather first alert forecasters locally have been fathering all day long and that is that at some point in a matter of minutes, not hours, water will rise from here to here. that's a sturgeon. it happens very quickly and the fear is that this afternoon, first map, please, it's going to happen in new york city. high tide around -- this is new york city lower manhattan, all these yellow areas are mandatory evacuation areas. all over this island. next map and you will see that it's really all over the five burrows of new york city. brooklyn, staten island, the lower end of manhattan, queens and all along these beaches. all mandatory evacuations. a sturgeon is on the way. next map. it's going to come right up through the center of all of this. it's gonna batter into new york city. this is fire irelandal island "island. a storm that cut a government cut a long time ago. dude road in the hamptons, all of this expected to get a sturgeon somewhere between 6 feet and 11 feet
in new jersey. we know that that's where sandy first made landfall in atlantic city. and much of the boardwalk there was submerged. water was thigh high on the streets of seabright, new jersey. that's a three mile sliver of a town that is where the shrewsbury river joins the ocean. then earlier tonight, i spoke with brian thompson with our nbc affiliate wnbc in new york. he has been reporting from seaside heights, new jersey, tonight. >> reporter: i'm cold, i'm miserable and it doesn't look very good at all, chris. i can tell you that just a couple miles away here on the jersey shore, 13 homes burned down in one little cluster, a shopping center, strip mall burned in berkeley township a couple miles behind me. we have a lot of power lines that are starting to, look right here, these are getting a lot closer. they're starting to drop right there toward us which is not a good sign. we have reports of four deaths right now in new jersey. i don't know if you've reported that earlier, chris, or not. two people in a car accident in morris county. a tree falling into a house in passa
. what are we going to get for it? what do we get out of it? the first responders, we have cities out here that are -- they didn't get the federal help, god forbid, something like that happened out here, we would be just lost. >> bill: look, we don't have so much of the hurricane problem in california but we have the earthquakes and how many times -- i remember how many earthquakes have we been through in northern california and southern california, i have, what's the first thing the governor does or the cities do. they turn to fema for help. for emergency responders that they're able to bring in from other states. first responders. and then for the rebuilding effort. for the protection against them. disaster relief, you would think that everybody would understand that disaster relief -- okay, maybe you don't really like a big federal government but there is a role for the federal government in disaster relief. the fact that mitt romney doesn't see that to me shows how -- just how shortsighted he is. what a captive of th
. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, the storm has left nothing but the tremendous damage. today, the president found down in badly hit atlantic city, nothing, for a look at the destruction. the new jersey governor christie greeted president on the tarmac ahead of a helicopter tour of the damage. he has been one of the president's toughest critics but he says he doesn't care about politics right now and they are working to egg to heard the national guard and state recover. officials tackle the recovery effort, there is much despair, a last it, millions of still without power, many homes are gone and streets up and down the shore and new york are flooded or littered with downed trees. rick is on the jersey shore and jonathan hunt is across the river in new jersey which just got smacked. first, though, to ed henry. what is the president saying today? >>reporter: you showed the striking picture of the president with governor christie a top republicans very close to mitt romney, a very prominent -- they have to put politics aside. the president wrapped up an aerial tour with g
new york city, at new york university medical center these are the first pictures we were just showing you. where a power outage forced the evacuation of critical care patients. let's go to nbc news correspondent rehema ellis who's there now. what is the latest from there, rehe rehema? >> reporter: the evacuation is continuing, chris. as you point out, 215 patients, some pediatric patients and critical care patients who had to be evacuated when the backup generator fail. we're on 29th street and 1st avenue. everything from here on down has been in the dark for many hours tonight as a result of the storm. we understand there was a transformer fire at a con edison station in lower manhattan which could have knocked everybody out of power. it's important to point out there has been no chaos, no panic. it has been a very orderly transfer of patients here from the nyu university medical center. they also had intermittent telephone service and they've been letting people know that they have not been able to contact the loved ones of these patients as they're leaving. but they're leaving that
at seaside heights. simon hobbs is in for sue herera today. >>> but first, to the aftermath of the storm and president obama's visit to the new jersey coastline. kayla tausche is live in atlantic city. kayla? >> reporter: hi, tyler. we just saw air force one fly right over us and headed likely toward the atlantic city airport. we have tons of residents in atlantic city who turned out very excited, very rambunctious to seat president. it is the first day of sun after days of wind and rain and of course the wreckage of sandy here is evident as a place that used to be home to more of a residential part of the boardwalk. residents would fish off of it and stroll here. not so much the business part of the boardwalk but the wreckage you're seeing here, nonetheless. here in atlantic city the cleanup is just in its early, early stages. some residents who chose to stay behind getting power. i spoke to one resident today who finally got power, got a pump to his basement and started trying to pump out water that had flooded his basement. he was moved to tears when he started talking about watching
storm sandy. we are also getting new tape in, this is feeding in now, wtvi out of atlantic city. first aerials of the boardwalk, of course the famous boardwalk, sections that were washed away. you can see the boats that are just tossed about there, the homes are right there on the water. and just remnants of what the boardwalk used to be, as it just goes out into the water. 11,000 people spend the night in red cross shelters in that area. but this is one of the first aerials that we're seeing from the famous boardwalk out of atlantic city. ali velshi was in atlantic city last night and it was extraordinary to see just how quickly the water had risen and when he was doing those reports, got up one point to his waist. it really was a city that, for the most part, people hunkered down. he did not see a lot of people out on the streets. it was pretty much abandoned. in the light of day, you're just beginning to get a sense of the damage and devastation that that atlantic city area has experienced, particularly the boardwalk area, and the commercial area that was abandoned last night. for t
there in your city? >> well, i think the first thing that we need to do is to get power restored as quickly as we can. you know, there's an old saying that pictures are better than words. and for the president to come to atlantic city, i am most appreciative. he will see for himself the devastation that has been wrecked on this city by sandy. but i'm happy to say that although the loss in terms of property is catastrophic, on the human side the loss was very minimal. not to diminish the loss of one life that we had, but there has been no real serious injury to our residents. we did have one fatality. and so on the human side, i think we came through this as best as we could hope. certainly we would like to have preserved all life, but we did unfortunately lose one. but again, on the property side, catastrophic damage. on the human side, very minimal, so i'll very thankful for that. >> seeing things very important but the actions of the people of atlantic city restoring power more important. what is the timeline, sir, that you think that people will get power? >> as we speak, crews are out a
a couple hundred people still in their homes on the bay side of the city. the governor said it's a situation they will have to monitor and first thing in the morning at first light respond to and try to get those people out. not far from here just a couple blocks, one of the city's last resort shelters a guard unit went in there and pulled those people out and took them to atlantic city high school. so the shelters that were kept if place drawing criticism. chris christie's statement was there shouldn't have been shelters open here on the island. the winds are still coming ashore here. and we really won't know what kind of damage has taken place inside the city proper. i'm chris kato reporting for wcau. >> what he was explaining was cutting out of some of the time because we have a live shot in the middle of the storm about the controversy over those shelters. the the contrast is between the wishes of the local mayor and the wishes of the governor. governor chris christie saying there should not have been any sheltering in place on site in atlantic city that everybody should ha
light we'll get a first look. a record 13-foot storm surge overflowed the city's historic water flood, flooding the financial area. and the subway. the city's mass transit system, schools, and stock exchange remain closed today. rob and paula, back to you. >> scott goldberg here on a wet and storm-weary new york. thanks a lot. >>> parts of new jersey remains under water after that monstrous storm surge along the coast. >>> sandy made landfall, powerful surf crashed into atlantic city's famous boardwalk, washing away a 300-yard section of it. floodwaters also filled up along towns, along the popular jersey shores. they plunged into darkness. abc's steve is in the thick of things. >> reporter: the water started to overtake the dunes. at that point we felt we had to move our trucks because the water was coming in onto the streets, not just in the areas right by the beach, but actually flooding some of the city's streets. so we decided to move a half mile away and rebase. we were broadcasting and all of a sudden the water crept up behind us there. >> now, the national guard and other fire
york city's greenwich village halloween parade cancelled for the first time in the parade's 39-year history. people asked to volunteer at local outreach centers to help storm victims instead. >> time for weather and traffic on the ones. tom said there is still rain lipgerring in our area. >>> just a few sprinkles in our area. you may need an umbrella. many getting back to work and school. no sprinkles right there on the mall. just up here in northwest washington, we have a view. 43 reagan national. wind out of the south around 10. occasional gusts at 15. as we look at storm team 4 radar, you can see the circulation of what was sandy still here up over pennsylvania. it has weakened a lot. still getting a few sprinkles these areas in green, much of northern virginia and into montgomery county. this is slowly drifting off to the north and east. right into the metro area, we may get a few sprinkles over the next several hours. in addition, many of the main stem rivers are near flood stage. that includes the potomac. maybe a foot above flood stage by early this evening. going to be runni
first". the entire northeast including major cities from washington to boston bracing for sandy. it is a monster storm. it is projected to bring life threatening storm surges with hurricane force winds and even heavy snow to some parts of west virginia. in the meantime sandy has shut down some airlines mountain transit into the new york area. the new york stock exchange stools a schools and banks as w. >> we have live team coverage for you. peter doocy sis live in delawar. mriz bette pran in the outer banks of north carolina. first we start with maria molina for the latest on sandy's path. where is sandy now? >> it is more than 300 miles away from the new york city areas to the south and southeast. we have an update from the national hurricane center. hurricane center moves through the storm and found out sandy has further intensified. the pressure dropped more and incredibly low out across the latitudes. maximum sustained winds stronger as well at 85 miles per hour. sandy is forecast to continue to strengthen and becoming post tropical system or extra tropical system that is no
of patients at this hospital, including babies, had to be evacuated after a back-up generator failed. the city closed all tunnels and bridges, subway and bus service had already been shutdown new york stock exchange closed again today the first time weather has caused it to close for a second day since the 1800s. snow storms in swreufrt jury, fear of flooding in chicago in ocean city maryland, part of the delmarva peninsula freezing rainfall on and off, tahman bradley, maryland. >>> >> [ inaudible ] >> here's the latest radar, very wide storm from know scotia towards south carolina, -- from nova scotia, towards south carolina, michigan getting snow. look at how much more snow is in this system now that it has wrapped cold air into it. the fact that still got cold air another reason why it is so strong. you can see it spinning throughout central pennsylvania the snow in the mountains here's what is going to happen the next couple of days you can see it slowly start to pull north head up to the hudson bay even as we head towards the latter parts of thursday, still plenty rain and snow with that
as well. he's on the streets of your city. first of all, mayor, what precautions have you taken right now? how are the folks in atlantic city holding up? >> wolf, good evening. we're trying to get through this and do the best that we can to cope with a very difficult situation. we have been successful in getting some of our residents to heed the warnings that we presented to them friday and yesterday to evacuate the barrier island and move to higher ground. unfortunately, not as many folks as we would have liked have taken heed to that warning. back during the last catastrophic event that we experienced, that being hurricane irene, we achieved a 98% evacuation rate. but for whatever reason, this time, we haven't reached that number yet. we think we're somewhere having evacuated several thousand people. but we still have too many people in atlantic city. that creates a very uncomfortable situation for all of our emergency responders and officials are still trying to do the best we can to get people out of harm's way. >> mayor, ali velshi is on the streets of atlantic city. right now, the w
like ocean city that line new jersey's coast. when sandy came ashore she hit here first. tom and eileen feel lucky to be alive. >> lost our fingernails watching the news over the last couple of days and not to say we're not devastated. but what's important to us we still have our footprint here. >> reporter: their vacation house is gutted, swamped by the storm. all that remains is the bare framework of their home. >> we had a lot of, you know, good times here. going to be a lot of cleaning up. >> reporter: now barrier islands like ocean city run all up and down the new jersey coast. and they certainly are a great vacation spot but they also serve another purpose. when a big storm like sandy hits they cushion the blow for towns like summers point. norah and gayle. >> chip reid, thank you. we mentioned earlier that sandy could be one of the five most expense hurricanes in u.s. history. list focus on that now with our editor of cbs moneywatch. jack, the cost is just staggering, the devastation. how is this going to impact our larger economy? >> sure. early estimates are tough to get a hand
this morning, at fist light, we'll be getting the first look at the immense damage from this historic flooding. a record 13-foot storm surge overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooding the financial district and the subway. the city's mass transit system, schools and stock exchange remain closed today. rob and paula, back to you. >> scott goldberg here, in a wet and storm-weary new york. thanks a lot. >>> and parts of new jersey remain underwater this morning after that monstrous storm surge along the coast. >> sandy made landfall. the powerful surf crashed into atlantic city's famous boardwalk, washing away a 300-yard section of it. floodwaters also filled up along towns along the jersey shore. they plunged into darkness. steve portnoy is in the thick of things at point pleasant beach. >> reporter: the water started to overtake the dunes. at that point we felt we had to move our truck because the water was coming in on to the streets. not just in the areas right by the beach, but actually flooding some of the city streets. so, we decided to move about a half-mile away and rebase. we w
with jim axelrod in new york city. >> reporter: the first thing we can report on this tuesday morning is that high tide has come here in battery park lower manhattan, and the water out there, the hudson river, new york harbor where it's mixing has not reached the wall has not come over. and that was a big concern here for emergency management officials as the next high tide after hurricane sandy had made landfall. the big concern was whether or not there would be another breach. there has not been this morning. as i say, good news. why? that water, having come over last night, record storm surge of nearly 14 feet. that is what caused the bulk of the problems in manhattan. there are about a quarter million people without power in manhattan. why? because that water came over the wall and got into electrical substations and power stations and knocked out service. so all of new york island south of 34th street is without power right now. the subway systems in new york are flooded out. they could take as much as a week to be back online. it could take as much as a wee
or destruction. in new york city, the sun finally came out today, along with the first sounds of recovery. ( bell ringing ) the stock market opened for the first time this week. buses are back. and there could be some subway service tomorrow. the biggest challenge remains pumping floodwaters out of tunnels. the u.s. military is helping, and we flew along today with lieutenant general thomas bostic, commander of the army corps of engineers. >> about 28,000 gallons a minute. to put that in understandable terms, it'll empty a pool, an olympic-size pool, in about 20 minutes. we're trying to figure out how many pools we have in new york city. >> reporter: the police released this video today of staten island residents being rescued from their flooded homes. president obama joined governor chris christie on a tour of the new jersey shore, where sandy made landfall monday evening. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape. we are not going to tolerate bureaucracy. and i've instituted a 15-minute rule, essentially, on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayors, the
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